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Re: lack of clutch release

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DavidP, South Wales

01-17-2014 03:30:48
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Hi,
Yes the plate could be stuck.
An appropriate cousre of action would be to remove the plate from under the clutch housing and have an assistant press the pedal whilst you observe the operation without the engine running. A strong possibility will be that the lining on one side of the plate has broken and become sandwiched between the plate and flywheel or pressure plate. Using a flashlight inspect the release fingers. Look for any uneven height against the release bearing face. This would indicate this problem.
Are you only pushing the pedal down to the second stage? If so it might be a case that there is insufficient clearance on the PTO adjusters to allow the main plate to free. Check and adjust the PTO plate adjuster clearances if necessary to approximately 090". The figure does not have to be exact but they must all be the same.
If you observe satisfactory all-round withdrawal movement of the main pressure plate then it may be a case that it is stuck. If so, drive in top gear at around 1/3 speed, hold the clutch pedal down and stab the brake pedal violently but very briefly. This can work but be warned that you also run the risk of breaking the clutch plate.
Let us know what you find.
DavidP, South Wales

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